After accepting the head coaching position at Florida Gulf Coast University in March 2011, Andy Enfield called his parents, Bill and Barbara, both of whom had seen their son achieve academic, business and athletic successes in high-profile places. Had they ever heard of the school?
"No," Bill said.
"No," Barbara said. "I mean, it's so new."
Now, though, sports fans are becoming familiar with a college located in Fort Myers, Fla., that enrolled its first student in 1997 and didn't begin playing Division I basketball until 2007. On Friday night, Florida Gulf Coast pulled off one of the biggest upsets so far in this year's NCAA tournament,...